Facing Adversity and Opposition

Phew. It’s weird to be back here. Nearly a month has passed without me posting or responding to any comments on my blog. I re-visited WordPress various times the past few weeks, wanting to write, but the words just couldn’t come to me. However, in lieu of some recent events, I have found a great topic to write about.
Over the past week or so, I fought for something I believed in, and faced a lot of adversity and opposition. Regardless of the fact that I knew in my heart that what I believed was right, there were quite a few people who didn’t agree with me. It has been a rough week to say the least, but even so, I continued fighting. I feel worn out and tired after all of this, but I received valuable insight from a friend of mine that I would like to share. “No matter how loud and headstrong an opposition is, it shouldn’t stop you from what what you believe in.”
In life, people will disagree with us and won’t always see things our way. This is merely part of the way things work, and we cannot help that. Things can get tough, and times can be hard, but we must stand tall and man our grounds. Otherwise, there is no point in having our own beliefs and views, if we aren’t willing to defend them. If you know that what you believe in is right, and you have a gut instinct telling you to stick with your beliefs, than do not give up, regardless of how strong the opposition is. So when everything is all said and done, when it comes to following what you believe in, don’t let anyone tell you that you’re otherwise.

Believing In Yourself

Let me ask you a question. When was the last time you believed in yourself? It may sound silly but really try and remember. Was it when you were taking your most recent test in school and felt a strong sense of confidence? Maybe when you were submitting a work assignment and felt passionate about what you were about to hand over to your boss. If and when you are able to think back to this particular time, try and think of other instances in which you believed in yourself.

I’d like to fill you in on a little secret. Not everyone you meet is going to believe or have faith in you. I wish I could say otherwise, but many times, this is the truth. People will reject you for no good reason, they will laugh in your face at the thought of you prospering, and they will try and kick you when you feel down. So let me ask you this. Do you believe in yourself? Because if you don’t, other people sure as hell won’t either. And regardless of whether or not others believe in you, it is important for you to believe in yourself because otherwise, you won’t accomplish anything in your life. You have the power to do great things; we all do. But it starts with believing in yourself, and if you don’t, then I would suggest doing so immediately.

It may be difficult to trust in yourself if no one else does, or have confidence in yourself on top of the pressure of everyone else being confident of you. So put the whole world around you on pause and just focus on you and you only. Know that you can achieve anything you set out to do. You can conquer the world, but you have to believe. Anything is possible if you believe, and it all starts with you. Are you ready to do great things? Because I for one believe in you!

Nursery Rhyme Conspiracy Theory

Since Spring Break has arrived (at least here at the University of Central Florida), I decided to post something fun and mood-lightening. Hope you all enjoy it and have a great remainder of the weekend 🙂

Mother Goose told a lie, for she’s really a hen,
She did this to attract the attention of men.
Humpty Dumpty didn’t fall off of that ledge,
He was frightened by a gardener, mowing a hedge.

Peter Piper didn’t choose to pick the pickled peppers,
He was threatened by a group of big dancing steppers.
The ants march together, and reside on their hill.
Not one by one, though; it was just a fire drill.

Working on the railroad was a mere second job,
Suggested by my unemployment clerk; his name was Bob.
The eencey weencey spider had no encounter with the rain,
He was evicted from his household web for being such a pain.

Little Bo Peep didn’t really lose her sheep,
She was tired from partying, and just fell asleep.
Jack didn’t fall as he tumbled down the hill,
He had a girlfriend on the side, and was pushed by Jill.

Everyone has stories to cover up their flaws,
But when the truth is revealed, you need a moment’s pause.
Don’t be naïve and believe all that you hear,
Because without both sides, the story’s never clear.